When I think of being surrounded it feels like it has a negative connotation. The police officer might shout ‘we have you surrounded’ to the criminals in a building. Soldiers might shout to their enemies ‘we have you surrounded’ as they try to encourage them to leave their hiding place.
Being surrounded though can also be positive. If I was in space, I would be glad to be surrounded by a spacesuit so I could breathe or in a hailstorm I would be glad to be surrounded by some shelter. Someone who is upset is glad to be surrounded by a hug as they revive comfort and someone feeling vulnerable feels safe when surrounded by bodyguards.
Psalm 33 v22 speaks of being surrounded by God’s love:
‘Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone’.
God’s love can give us security and being surrounded by it and God’s presence will help us to feel safe if we trust in and put our hope in him.
Pause and think about what it means to be surrounded by God’s love.
Will we put our hope in Him or are we looking for our security in other places?